Big South Baseball Championship Start Pushed Back to Thursday Due To Rain

Lexington County Baseball Stadium (Photo courtesy of Big South Conference)
Lexington County Baseball Stadium (Photo courtesy of Big South Conference)

LEXINGTON, S.C. - Rain has pushed back the start of the 2017 Big South Conference Baseball Championship an additional day, as wet field conditions at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium have prevented action for two consecutive days.

The tournament will now start Thursday morning at 9:30 am, with the No. 7 seed Runnin' Bulldogs taking on No. 2 Liberty, and will last through Sunday afternoon.

Due to the two days of delays, the tournament schedule has been adjusted to the following:

Thursday, May 25 (Games 1-4) – Big South Network
Game 1:  No. 2 Liberty vs. No. 7 Gardner-Webb - 9:30am
Game 2:  No. 3 Presbyterian vs. No. 6 UNC Asheville - 45 minutes following Game 1
Game 3:  No. 1 Winthrop vs. No. 8 Campbell - 45 minutes following Game 2
Game 4:  No. 4 High Point vs. No. 5 Radford - 45 minutes following Game 3 

Friday, May 26 (Games 5-8) – ESPN3
Game 5:  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 9:30am
Game 6:  Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 - 45 minutes following Game 5
Game 7:  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 45 minutes following Game 6
Game 8:  Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 - 45 minutes following Game 7 

Saturday, May 27 (Games 9-12) – All Times and TV Coverage TBD
Game 9:  Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 5 - TBD
Game 10:  Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 6 - TBD
Game 11:  Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 – TBD
Game 12:  Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10 - TBD

Sunday, May 28 (Games 13-15) **
Game 13: if necessary - Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11 - (7 innings)
Game 14: if necessary - Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12 - (7 innings)
Championship: Winner Game 11 (or 13) vs. Winner Game 12 (or 14) 

** - If no "If Games" on Sunday are needed, the Championship Game will be played at 1:00pm.  If one "If Game" on Sunday is necessary, that game will start at 10:00am with the Championship Game scheduled for 3:00pm.  If both "If Games" on Sunday are required, the first game will start at 10:00am, followed by the second game 45 minutes after the conclusion.  The Championship Game will be played at 5:00pm.  TV coverage to be determined

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